What's New - December 2010

Friday 31st December 2010

2011 Arafura Classic Singles Entry Form

Guaranteed Prize Money
Top 3 places in Menís Division and Top 2 places in Womenís Division

Important Changes to the TBA Rankings System Details for 2011 

Tenpin Bowling Australia has made important changes to the Rankings System for 2011 and beyond. Please ensure you have purchased your Silver Membership. Bowlers will be required to purchase TBA Silver Membership or Concession Silver Membership to be able to receive Ranking Points. Please read over the updated 2011 National Elite Ranking System Details.

Below is a copy of Clause 3.4 from the 2011 National Elite Ranking System regarding Silver Membership and receiving Ranking points. Please note that bowlers can still participate in Ranked events without having silver membership, the Silver Membership is only required if bowlers are chasing Ranking points.

3.4     Rankings points will be recorded for all Ranked events a bowler participates in from the date the bowler registers for Rankings (only required once in a lifetime), subject to the following information:

3.4.1      Bowlers will be given to the end of February to become Silver members of TBA and ensure their names appear on the TBA data base. (refer 3.4.5)

3.4.2      Prior to that date, Rankings points will be recorded for all bowlers that have registered for Rankings.

3.4.3      After that date, a bowler must be a Silver TBA member and registered for Rankings when they participate in an event to have Rankings points recorded.

3.4.4      A bowler paying Silver membership on or after 1st March will only receive rankings point for the tournaments that they competed in on or after the date that Silver membership was paid. If a bowler pays a Silver membership to a Tournament Director, Association or any other agent previous to or on the day of a Ranked event, unless the membership is entered onto the TBA database or TBA is otherwise notified, rankings point will not be credited to the bowler. Should this occur the bowler will be asked to provide proof of Silver membership to the TBA National Office in order for the rankings points to be granted to the bowler.

3.4.5      If a bowlers joins online, their data is immediately visible on the data base. On the other hand, if a bowler pays their membership fee to a Tournament Director, Association or any other agent, their data is not visible until that agent has entered them into the membership system.

To ensure your name shows on the TBA database bowlers can purchase Silver membership by either joining Online at www.tenpin.org.au or by contacting the TBA office and joining over the phone 07 32624455.

Kelly Warren

Office Manager

Tenpin Bowling Australia Limited

PO Box 244


Ph: 61 7 32624455

Fax: 61 7 32625544

Email: kelly@tenpin.org.au




Thursday 30th December 2010

Carol Gianotti elected to USBC Hall of Fame

Carol Gianotti, 43, of Perth, Australia, won 16 Ladies Pro Bowlers Tour/ Professional Women's Bowling Association titles between 1989 and 2000, including the 1989 USBC Queens. She teamed with Ann Maree Putney to take the silver medal in doubles at the 2009 World Tenpin Bowling Association World Women's Championships.

"This feels great, and it's something that just tops off my career," Gianotti said. "It was a call that I wasn't expecting, especially at a quarter past 5 in the morning, but it was so worth it."

Gianotti has been part of three team titles at the USBC Women's Championships and teamed with Missy Klug to take the Scratch Doubles title in 2010.

"To be recognized for something you love to do and elected to something you've always had as a goal is really special," Gianotti said. "Del and I have been talking about this a little bit lately, and now we get to go in together. I wouldn't have it any other way."

 Full Article at Bowl.com

Saturday 25th December 2010

The Webmaster wishes the visitors to the Tenpin Bowling Australia's Websites (www.tenpin.org.au and www.tenpinevents.org.au) the complements of the season.

I would especially like to thank Cara Honeychurch and John Coxon for their help and guidance during 2010.

Thursday 23rd December 2010

Squad listing for 2011 National Youth Cup updated

See 2011 National Youth Cup pages

2011 Kegel Queensland Open Entry Form and Squad list available at www.tenpinevents.org.au

Wednesday 22nd December 2010

Classic Action Sports Photography is the official photographer at the 2011 National Youth Teams Challenge

Bob Givens will be available to take team photos of the National Youth Teams Challenge Teams from Monday 10th January.

There are 2 time slots before the Managers meeting at 9am on Monday. These times are 8am & 8.30am. The remainder of the day will be broken into 20 minute time slots beginning at 10am (After the managers meeting).

Could team managers please give Bob a phone call or email him with their preferred time.

He will be in Werribee from late Sunday afternoon to set up the photo studio and will remain in Werribee until Presentation Night on Thursday when he will deliver the photo packages.


The cost of the photo packages remains the same as the previous 2 years. Combined Men's & Women's team - 25cm x 20cm (10 inch x 8 inch) $20 Men's or women's team - 15cm x 20cm (6 inch x 8 inch) $15 Portrait - 15cm x 20cm (6 inch x 8 inch) $15 Full photo package - Combined teams, men's or women's team plus portrait - $45 

Bob Givens Phone: 02 6254 5497 Mob: 0417 388 151
bob@classicaction.com.au Web: www.classicaction.com.au

Friday 17th December 2010

Thursday 16th December 2010

Tenpin Bowling Australia is now on Facebook 

Tuesday 14th December 2010

2011 Junior National Championship 9th -23rd April 2011 Geelong

For those bowlers and  visitors who have not yet found accommodation this information may be helpful  - Mercure Geelong 



The TBA National Office will close on 17th December 2010 and will re-open on 4th January 2011

Tenpin Bowling Australia Limitedís Board and Staff would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and wish you and your families a memorable and enjoyable Christmas.

Monday 13th December 2010

TBA and United Tenpin Bowling Association Affiliate in 2011


Final Rankings for 2010 including details of points for each event


Squad listing for 2011 National Youth Cup updated

See 2011 National Youth Cup pages


Sunday 12th December 2010

2010 AMF Bowling Youth Cup Final Scores

Friday 10th December 2010

2011 National Youth Teams Challenge Teams update averages

Thursday 9th December 2010

2011 President's Junior Interstate Shield Teams update

South Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia Teams.

Wednesday 8th December 2010

Reminder to bowlers wanting to be part of the 2011 Asian School Team - nominations closes 10th December

Asian Schools Tenpin Bowling Championship Team Selection Criteria:

1. 4 boys and 4 girls will be selected by the national coach Chris Batson. The national coachís

selection will be made taking a number of factors into consideration including talent, potential,

general attitude, ability and willingness to be coached, and is deemed a good ambassador for the sport.

2. The 4 highest ranked boys and girls from a selection trial to be conducted during the National Youth Cup on 8th and 9th January 2011 at Werribee Superbowl will be offered the final positions in the team. Please contact Werribee Superbowl to book your spot in the 2011 National Youth Cup. 

 Please click on the link below for further details and nomination form.

 2011 Australian Schools Team Nomination


Updated ABF Calendar


2013 World Bowling Championships awarded to Henderson (Las Vegas), USA   Press Release


Squad listing for 2011 National Youth Cup updated

See 2011 National Youth Cup pages


Tuesday 7th December 2010

2011 National Youth teams Challenge Web Pages including Schedule and Oil Pattern


2011 Adult National Championships AMF Sponsorship

Monday 6th December 2010

Squad listing for 2011 National Youth Cup updated

See 2011 National Youth Cup pages

TBA Newsletter October - November 2010

Tournament Accreditation Application and Checklist updated 26th November 2010 V1.5


Sunday 5th December 2010

Final Rankings for Adults after 2010 AMF Bowling Australian Cup

Final scores 2010 AMF Bowling Australian Cup

Saturday 4th December 2010

2011 National Elite Ranking System Details Released

Thursday 2nd December 2010

2011 State Team Roll Off Dates added to website under State Team Rules & Regulations

Wednesday 1st December 2010

Squad listing for 2011 National Youth Cup updated

Bowlers have until Friday December 3rd to pay either the deposit or full payment to confirm their spots. After that time, spots will be given to Reserves that have paid and requested a particular squad.

See 2011 National Youth Cup pages

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